ArcticHub - Blog Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:15:16 -0400 HUBzero - The open source platform for scientific and educational collaboration en-gb Copyright 2017 ArcticHub Blog entries AGU Call for Nominations: Nye Lecturer and Cryosphere Early Career Award Call for Nominations
Nye Lecturer and Cryosphere Early Career Award
American Geophysical Union
Cryosphere Focus Group Executive Committee

Nomination deadline: 15 April 2017

For instructions about nominations for the Nye Lecturer, go to: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:54:38 -0400 7,000 underground gas bubbles poised to 'explode' in Arctic

Scientists have discovered as many as 7,000 gas-filled 'bubbles' expected to explode in Actic regions of Siberia after an exercise involving field expeditions and satellite surveillance, TASS reported.

A number of large craters - seen on our images here - have...]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:43:41 -0400 Study suggests a big increase in Arctic precipitation over the coming century, much of it rain

A pair of researchers with the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has found via climate modeling that it appears likely that the Arctic is likely to see substantially more precipitation over the next century, much of it in the form of rain. In their paper published in the...]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:38:20 -0400 NSF awards $5.6 million to establish new arctic Long-Term Ecological Research site

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a $5.6 million, five-year grant to establish a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site along the northern Alaskan coast that will focus on the interactions between land and ocean that shape coastal ecosystems in the Arctic over...]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:17:12 -0400 Up to half of the Arctic’s melt might be totally natural

Scientists have known for a while that the Arctic is melting. The signs are everywhere—from the famed Alaskan Iditarod course being moved multiple times due to lack of snow, to the emergence of starving polar bears with nowhere to hunt.

But while scientists are certain that...]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:28:55 -0400 U.S. Ice Drilling Program: Winter 2016-17 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available U.S. Ice Drilling Program Ice Bits Newsletter: Winter 2016-17
Ice Drilling Program Office - Ice Drilling Design and Operations

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office announces that the Winter 2016-17 Ice Bits newsletter of U.S. Ice Drilling Program activities is now available...]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:54:36 -0400 Geosciences Special Issue "Cryosphere" A Special Issue, “Cryosphere”, of Geosciences aims to present the diversity within the field and state-of-the-art research on paleo-glaciations, glaciers, ice sheets, permafrost, sea ice, and snow cover. It also seeks to display a wide range of regional studies and methodological approaches...]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:26:40 -0400 NASA's aerial survey of polar ice expands its Arctic reach

For the past eight years, Operation IceBridge, a NASA mission that conducts aerial surveys of polar ice, has produced unprecedented three-dimensional views of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, providing scientists with valuable data on how polar ice is changing in a warming world....]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:24:42 -0400 Release of Sea-Ice Concentration Climate Data Record based on AMSR-E and AMSR2 satellite data The Sea Ice Climate Change Initiative team is pleased to announce the release of a full reprocessing of the Sea Ice Concentration (SIC) v2.0 Essential Climate Variable (ECV). The release provides Climate Data Record (CDR) of SIC over the polar regions, derived from medium resolution passive...]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:46:11 -0500 Call for papers for Special Issue on “Response of polar organisms and natural environment to global changes” in Advances in Polar Science“ We would like to invite you to submit manuscripts to a special issue of the journal Advances in Polar Science (APS) on “Response of polar organisms and natural environment to global changes”.
APS is an international, peer-reviewed and open-access journal jointly sponsored by the...]]>
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Call for submissions: APECS International Polar Week 2017 The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) announces calls for submissions for events occurring during their International Polar Week Spring 2017. International Polar Week will take place 20-26 March 2017.

Polar Week is a series of international events with the goal of...]]> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:01:13 -0500 Ball Aerospace and Spire Global Collaborate on Arctic Maritime Domain Awareness Ball Aerospace and Spire Global, Inc. are collaborating on a program on behalf of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to improve Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) in the Arctic. Together, Ball and Spire are developing a data collection and analysis platform that monitors maritime...]]> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:50:57 -0500 NASA study improves forecasts of summer Arctic sea ice

The Arctic has been losing sea ice over the past several decades as Earth warms. However, each year, as the sea ice starts to melt in the spring following its maximum wintertime extent, scientists still struggle to estimate exactly how much ice they expect will disappear through...]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:05:54 -0500 SETSM DEM processing software open source release We are pleased to announce the open source release of Surface Extraction from TIN-based Searchspace Minimization (SETSM) software.

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:32:32 -0500 Call for Proposals - Arctic Data Center The Arctic Data Center, in collaboration with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), announces a call for working group proposals. Funding for one working group will be available over a one- to one and half-year period beginning in August 2017.

The Arctic...]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:28:59 -0500 GoLIVE Data Set and Map Application The National Snow and Ice Data Center is pleased to announce the release of a new data set, “Global Land Ice Velocity Extraction from Landsat 8 (GoLIVE)”. GoLIVE is a NASA-funded effort that serves as a processing and staging system for near-real-time global ice velocity data derived from...]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:26:21 -0500 Climate-driven Arctic permafrost collapse causing dramatic change


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Prior to its scheduled launch in 2018, the ArcticShark—a groundbreaking new unmanned aerial system designed to collect the world’s most sophisticated atmospheric data in the Arctic—will undergo flight testing at Pendleton UAS Test Range starting today.

To be owned by the...]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 02:30:55 -0500 International team reports ocean acidification spreading rapidly in Arctic Ocean

Ocean acidification (OA) is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, according to new interdisciplinary research reported in Nature Climate Change by a team of international collaborators, including University of Delaware professor Wei-Jun...]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:04:48 -0500 Air pollution may have masked mid-20th Century sea ice loss

Scientists have observed Arctic sea ice loss since the mid-1970s and some climate model simulations have shown the region was losing sea ice as far back as 1950. In a new study, recently recovered Russian observations show an increase in sea ice from 1950 to 1975 as large as the...]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:50:42 -0500